Pictured right we see the other side of the bedroom, before and after.
A timber frame was built around the bed and faced with chipboard.
Bedside tables were added below and cupboards added above.
A long shelf runs over the top of the bed creating a cosy little nest.
And the shelf itself makes a lovely display area. The top of the shelf
can removed to
get to the wiring. Under the shelf there are little blue "starlights"
poking through, and also two downlighters, again MX53 LEDs.
Below you can see some of the added features ...
There is a 3.5mm audio jack installed
by the bed into which you can plug a phone / MP3 player etc. A cable
runs under the floor to the other side of the room to another 3.5mm
audiojack by the speakers. The speakers are plugged in so that the
music from the Player can be heard via the room's stereo.
These switches installed above the bed are as
* The two single switches either side are for the bedside lights
installed in the shelf above.
* The set of three switches pictured
second right switch on the starlights or one of 2 configurations of the
main lights... either 3 bluish downlighters which produce more a of a
daylight effect - nice and clear. Or two yellowish downlighters
producing a softer, lower level of light for the evenings.
The switch second left is a master switch which switches everything off on the other side of the room... stereo, TV and DVD.
LIST OF TASKS
0. MEASURE, DESIGN AND CUTTING LIST
The room is carefully measured to allow for uneven walls and
ceilings and a design created on a 3D computer design
From this design we can generate a cutting list that indicates
how much wood we will need and what size drawers, doors and
table tops we need to have made up.
1. STRIP AND FIRST FIX
the room, strip the ceiling and walls, remove floorboards in loft and
install downlighters in ceiling, channel down the walls(remove
plaster), install cable for lights, remove floorboards in the room and
channel up the walls to install cable for sockets. excavate brickwork
to install backplates for sockets and switches
Make good the plasterwork and instate coving around ceiling edge.
Paper the ceiling and the walls. Paint ceiling and walls.
soundproofing foam as underlay for laminate floor, then instate the
laminate then undercoat and fix skirting boards. Skirting is removable
at this point to allow for adjustments in fitted furniture.
Airing Cupboard to create new opening. Construct timber frame around
the bed. Cover or "Face" or "line" the timber frame with chipboard,
fixing with glue not screws since the facing is visible.
Cut to requirements and construct carcasses using IKEA style fittings on visible surfaces and screws on non-visible surfaces.
timber wardrobe bases and place carcasses on them. Carcasses containing
drawers are pre-fitted with drawer runners before they are constructed.
Cut and assemble drawer cases.
Line the visible outer surfaces of carcasses with white chipboard, as shown in the centre picture above.
The furniture interiors are "opera walnut" dark brown chipboard and the exterior is "bleached ash" creamy white chipboard.
So the external face of the carcass needs to be faced.
Exposed chipboard edges are then covered with iron-on strip.
timber frame bases and plinth area above carcasses are lined with chipboard.
Units are sealed internally with dark brown caulk (filler) and finished externally with cream caulk,
in both cases to mask narrow gaps between carcass sections or between carcass and wall.
drawers are inserted and Doors and drawer fronts fitted.
The picture above shows the Airing Cupboard at different stages.
In the first picture, the door and frame have been removed and easily
removable shelves built in in front of the hot water tank.
In the second picture, 2 carcasses have been installed to fill the alcove to the right of the Airing Cupboard.
In the third picture, the carcasses have had iron-on strip ironed on to the exposed chipboard edges.
The exposed areas above, below and between the units have been faced with chipboard panels.
The drawer cases have also been made up and placed in the drawer unit.
In the fourth picture, the doors and drawer fronts have been put on.
They were machine-made by our supplier to our design
Finally window sill instated and caulked in and the front edge faced
with beading (long thin strip of decorative wood with moulded cross
Curtain rail mounted.
Wall decoration is touched up.
Skirting boards screwed on, filed and painted with topcoat.
Re-introduce the bed, remount the TV on the Wall. Add artworks and
precious things, fill the wardrobes with all your favourites ...
and step back and enjoy for decades !!